UPDATE: Frank Herrmann signs with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

Update: Via link, contract details for Frank Herrmann was said to be on a one-year deal worth an estimated 60 million Yen (540,000 USD).


Philadelphia Phillies right-handed pitcher, Frank Herrmann, 32, will be playing his next season in NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, of the Pacific league. Via link, the contract details for Herrmann will soon be known in a few days through a press conference when he arrives in Japan.

The New Jersey native Frank Herrmann played for 4 seasons there at the Major league level (3 years with the Cleveland Indians, while 1 year with the Phillies). He currently owns a record of 5-3 with an earned run average of 4.72 in 109 games played (135.1 innings pitched) in his Major league career, as a reliever. He finished his 2016 regular season campaign with the Phillies posting a record of 1-2 with an earned run average of 8.40 in 14 games played (15 innings pitched).

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4 thoughts on “UPDATE: Frank Herrmann signs with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

  1. ….aaaannnnnnd continuing my orfseason Japanese baseball familiarization program, below is the logo of the Golden Eagles, the youngest team (2004) in Japanese professional baseball. They were precocious, winning the Japanese World Series over the Yomiuri Giants in 2013:

    Here’s Miyagi Stadium, their base in Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, about 190 miles northeast of Tokyo. It was badly damaged by tremors and flooding during the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami:

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